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In celebrating nurses this week, we're sharing a story about an FNP student who created a differential in VisualDx for her patient with a headache and jaw pain and ordered a biopsy, saving her patient's life.
A wife drives her 64-year-old husband to the ER. He's experiencing abdominal pain, fever, and chills and she believes he's not acting like himself. Could it be acute appendicitis? Peritonitis? Diverticulitis? Use your medical knowledge, view his symptoms, and use VisualDx to confirm your diagnosis.
A UCLA pediatrics resident uses VisualDx with her attending to diagnose a nodule on a child's arm without many other symptoms to add to the workup.
A 40-year-old man heads to his doctor with a painful nodule on his hand near an old woodworking scar. Could it be a dermatofibroma? Schwannoma/neurilemmoma? Cutaneous neuroma? Use your medical knowledge, view her symptoms, and use VisualDx to confirm your diagnosis.
An University of Michigan medical student believes his patient's nevus is malignant. He compares the nevus to VisualDx images and alerts the attending to perform a biopsy which proves his concern was founded.
A young woman notices she's getting a lot of nosebleeds and her lips are showing red spots and spider veins. Could it be rosacea? Lobular capillary hemangiomas? CREST syndrome? Use your medical knowledge, view her symptoms, and use VisualDx to confirm your diagnosis.
A DO in Rochester, NY sees a patient who thinks she has ringworm. Using VisualDx, he arrives at an exact match for a different diagnosis.
A teenage track runner stopped short during practice with shortness of breath and pleuritic chest pain. Could it be a pulmonary embolism? Spontaneous pneumothorax? Anaphylaxis? Use your medical knowledge, assess the chest X-ray, and use VisualDx to confirm your diagnosis.
A 62-year-old woman comes to her doctor with joint paint in her fingers. It started a few months ago and moving her fingers seems to help. Could it be osteoarthritis? Fibromyalgia? Thinking about adult-onset Still disease? Use your medical knowledge, read the full case study and use VisualDx to confirm your diagnosis.
A PA student in Calgary used VisualDx to build a differential for a patient with an odd rash and came to the correct diagnosis: herpes simplex.